Soma SoulWorks Podcast-logo

Soma SoulWorks Podcast

Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

Soma SoulWorks shares powerful and thought-provoking discussions that come out of lessons that are impossible to capture in text. Each episode ventures into elements of the mind, body, and soul to seek God's restorative healing that is available for everyone willing to embark on that journey. For more information, and for our text-based studies, visit us at https://www.somagames.com/tempusdivumhome/

Soma SoulWorks shares powerful and thought-provoking discussions that come out of lessons that are impossible to capture in text. Each episode ventures into elements of the mind, body, and soul to seek God's restorative healing that is available for everyone willing to embark on that journey. For more information, and for our text-based studies, visit us at https://www.somagames.com/tempusdivumhome/

Location:

United States

Description:

Soma SoulWorks shares powerful and thought-provoking discussions that come out of lessons that are impossible to capture in text. Each episode ventures into elements of the mind, body, and soul to seek God's restorative healing that is available for everyone willing to embark on that journey. For more information, and for our text-based studies, visit us at https://www.somagames.com/tempusdivumhome/

Language:

English


Episodes

Rest

4/13/2022
"... on the seventh day, He rested from all his work." (Gen. 2:2b) If even God rested from His work to set an example of rest, why is it so difficult for us to stop and enjoy from time to time? This week at Soma Soulworks, we delve into rest: what is it, why it is essential, and even how we do it. As 2020 was closing out, God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then, I've asked many people to frame...

Duration:00:24:31

Suffering

4/6/2022
Suffering. Everyone goes through seasons of their life that make us question everything. Why is this happening to me? How did I get here? What do I do now? Join us this week as we tackle the challenging but shared experience of suffering in candid conversation. As 2020 was closing out, God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then, I've asked many people to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan...

Duration:00:24:35

Becoming A King - Interview w/ Morgan Snyder

3/30/2022
Morgan Snyder, the author of Becoming a King, has been a long-time friend and ally of Soma Games. in this episode we discuss how our recent theme of "What if I were King?" was directly influenced by his work and how it's the kind of question everybody ought to wrestle with as we each learn to lean into maturity and growth regardless of our vocation.

Duration:00:47:55

Soul Care

3/23/2022
In this episode, we dive into soul care. What does it mean to care for a soul? Who is responsible for doing that sort of care? Learn more with us today in today's episode. As 2020 was closing out, God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then, I've asked many people to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. This series will wrestle with this question and apply it to video...

Duration:00:25:20

Corporate Culture

3/16/2022
In this episode, we discuss mission statements and corporate culture. How do they relate to one another? Should they be more connected than they are currently? Join us as we discuss this and more in today's episode. As 2020 was closing out, God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then, I've asked many people to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. This series will...

Duration:00:26:20

The GameDev Fund

3/9/2022
Today we talk about the Game Dev. Fund - a non-profit donation destination used as grants to start, finish, boost, and train our friends and fellows in the games industry. As 2020 was closing out, God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then, I've asked many people to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. This series will wrestle with this question and apply it to video...

Duration:00:19:34

Imladris

3/2/2022
In this episode, we talk about Imladris: a community hosted by Soma Soulworks to gather and train the kings and queens of the video game industry; if you want to know precisely how and why we do this - this episode should answer your questions. As 2020 was closing out, God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then, I've asked many people to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year...

Duration:00:25:13

Sphere Diplomacy: Family

2/23/2022
In this episode, we discuss the Sphere of Family. What does this sphere encompass? What is its primary role? And how does the Sphere of Arts and Entertainment relate to it? As 2020 was closing out, God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then, I've asked many people to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. This series will wrestle with this question and apply it to...

Duration:00:41:50

Founding Principals

2/16/2022
In this episode, we discuss the founding principles of the video game industry. What do we stand for and how do we enforce it? Hear more of our insights in this week's episode. As 2020 was closing out, God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then, I've asked many people to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. This series will wrestle with this question and apply it to...

Duration:00:20:28

NFTs

2/9/2022
In this episode, we discuss NFTs. What are they, how does it affect my work, should I even care about them? Join us as we dive into taking ownership of our work. As 2020 was closing out, God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then, I've asked many people to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. This series will wrestle with this question and apply it to video games and...

Duration:00:27:28

Sphere Diplomacy: Business

2/3/2022
In this episode, we discuss the Sphere of Business and how our Sphere of entertainment can and possibly should interact with it and vice versa. As 2020 was closing out, God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then, I've been asking many people to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. This series will wrestle with this question and how it applies to video games and...

Duration:00:29:51

Grief, Loss, and the Longing for Heaven - Interview w/ Morgan Snyder

1/26/2022
This episode was recorded in the middle of 2021 shortly after our co-founder, John Bergquist, was killed in a car accident. It was recorded when everyone was still quite raw and hurting. In it, we discuss the experience of grief, the helplessness we feel, and the hope or something eternal. We're releasing this episode now, a year later, as we continue to reflect on both the fragility of life and the stability of an eternal Hope.

Duration:00:57:45

Sphere Diplomacy : The Church

1/19/2022
In this episode, we follow up on episode 6 where we introduced the idea of 7 sphere diplomacy. In this episode, we specifically look at how gaming and the sphere of Celebration might interact with the sphere of faith. As 2020 was closing out God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then I've been asking this question to many people as a way to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year...

Duration:00:30:43

7 Sphere Diplomacy

1/12/2022
In this episode, we discuss an idea whereby there ought to be a kin of diplomacy between the seven spheres just as there is between kingdoms and nations. As 2020 was closing out God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then I've been asking this question to many people as a way to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. In this series of podcasts, we'll be wrestling with...

Duration:00:26:01

Kingdom Infrastructure

1/5/2022
In this episode, we look at the totally unsexy topic of infrastructure - those systems and functions that serve only to facilitate the other, more sexy things. As 2020 was closing out God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then I've been asking this question to many people as a way to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. In this series of podcasts, we'll be wrestling...

Duration:00:25:07

Serving Into Influence - Christmas 2021

12/23/2021
As 2020 was closing out God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then I've been asking this question to many people as a way to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. In this series of podcasts we'll be wrestling with this question and how it applies to video games and farther to entertainment. In this episode we discuss the fact that when it comets the biblical examples...

Duration:00:26:46

Business as Mission - Interview with Colin Crawley

11/17/2021
Check out this fascinating interview with Colin Crawley. We first met Colin in mid 2021 and have learned so much from him. An evangelism ninja mixed with a Business as Mission (BAM) maestro talks with Soma Games about the booming, but fuzzy-edged world of how the business sphere meets the spheres of church and entertainment. See Colin's work here: https://businessandmission.org and here: https://mission365.org

Duration:01:06:09

Allies & Enemies

11/3/2021
As 2020 was closing out, God asked me a weird question: "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then I've been asking this question to many people as a way to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. In this series of podcasts we'll be wrestling with this question and how it applies to video games and farther to entertainment. In this episode we discuss an element of kingdoms that is clearly distinct...

Duration:00:30:22

What makes a kingdom anyway?

10/20/2021
As 2020 was closing out God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then I've been asking this question to many people as a way to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. In this series of podcasts we'll be wrestling with this question and how it applies to video games and farther to entertainment. In this episode we discuss just what defines a kingdom in the first place....

Duration:00:21:05

What If I Were King?

10/13/2021
As 2020 was closing out God asked me a weird question, "What if you were the king of the games industry? What would you do? What would you even want?" Since then I've been asking this question to many people as a way to frame our thoughts way beyond a 5-year plan to a 100-year horizon. In this series of podcasts we'll be wrestling with this question and how it applies to video games and farther to entertainment. In this episode we're just getting started and laying a foundation for how to...

Duration:00:23:43